1. An astronaut can be up to two inches taller returning from space. The cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.
2. Babies can breathe and swallow at the same time until they are six months old.
3. Transurphobia is the fear of haircuts.
4. "There are three periods in life: youth, middle age, and "how well you look"."
politician Nelson Rockefeller
5. "It is fitting that we pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a log cabin that he built with his own hands."
congressman Dan Flood, in a holiday-appropriate senior moment
6. Abraham Lincoln's corpse has been buried, exhumed, inspected, or reburied at least 17 times since his death.
7. J is the only letter that doesn't appear in the periodic table of elements.
8. "We each need to make peace with our own memories. We have all done things that make us flinch."
Buddhist Lama Surya Das